Dare to Resist by Laura Kaye
Series: Wedding Dare #0.5
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: May 12, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Format: eBook, 136 pages
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A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...
Trapped and tempted, this battle of wills rages all night long…
Kady Dresco and Colton Brooks click on a level that defies logic. There are only two problems. One, he’s her older brother’s irritating best friend, and two, they're bidding on the same military security services contract.
When the competition heats up, Colton is torn between wanting to strangle Kady (and her annoying brilliance) and kissing her into submission. Which is a bad idea for a million reasons, because Kady’s submission is exactly what he craves. Being trapped in a tiny motel room with the object of his darkest fantasies will require every ounce of his restraint.
Kady doesn’t want his restraint, but Colton knows better. She deserves love, marriage, and a white picket fence—three things Colton can’t give her. But her proximity and the memory of their steamy near-miss three years ago slowly destroys his resolve. And he’s not sure how much longer he can keep his hands off…or his heart closed.
It’s not often that I blow off my entire reading and reviewing schedule to devour new books, but that’s exactly what I did with the Wedding Dare series. After reading my review copy of Diane Alberts’ Falling for the Groomsman, I gave in and read my first ever Tessa Bailey book, Baiting the Bridesmaid, because I was seeing such great buzz about it. That was all it took to hook me. I went back to the beginning and virtually inhaled this book and didn’t stop until I’d finished the entire standalone series. I read them out of order, but it didn’t matter. Each story can definitely stand on its own, but believe me when I say once you start reading about this group of friends, you’ll want to know what happens for every pairing.
Laura Kaye’s Dare to Resist was a great kickoff novella. Now, since I read these out of order, I already knew what path Kady and Colton were headed down, but I still wanted to know how the ultimately got there. I enjoyed reading about the transition in their relationship from competition-slash-best friends little sister to something decidedly more.
This novella was sweet and sexy and I really liked both Kady and Colton. The dynamic between them was powerful – as was the sexual tension and chemistry. Watching Colton begin to see Kady as more than just his best friend’s little sister, as a woman with wants and needs was great. I loved how these two challenged each other in every setting.
If you’re looking for a great, sexy adult standalone series, I can’t recommend this one highly enough. I’ve read several Brazen titles, but I’ve never read an entire series yet. I tend to stick with the ones written by authors whose work I’m familiar with. This series has made me see the error of my ways. I’m definitely missing out on something. I thoroughly enjoyed the way all the characters appeared in each novel, giving another perspective to the pairings and the individual characters. These stories all meshed really well together and that’s one of the things I enjoyed most about each of the books individually and the series as a whole.